There is a secondary market on the internet for, quite literally, almost anything. My wife and I have made thousands of dollars in the past two years from selling things we no longer want or need. (It doesn't hurt that we both come from families of hoarders and have received tons of hand-me-downs from relatives.) While we both believe in giving back and in charity, we've got young kids and a tight budget and we need the extra money, so before we get rid of anything, we try to sell it. We've had multiple yard sales, post items on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and NextDoor, post clothing on app-based marketplaces (try PoshMark and Whirl; Etsy is also possible, but the up-front fees are a huge downside), and even on a couple of occasions have sold things to friends or family who commented on something they liked that we decided we could part with. Only after we exhaust these options do we get rid of what remains, by giving it all away to charity (which also, since we itemize, gets us a tax deduction--money saved on the back end!). You'd be surprised at what you can sell, particularly at yard sales. You're not going to get rich this way, but if you a bit of time to put into it, you can make a surprising amount of extra cash this way.